Re: Lifiting horses, limitation-"enemies" and spiritual masters
- Thank you, Beverly, very significant passage. It reminds me of a story
in one of Sri Chinmoy's books, in which the basic teaching is that
the seeker must not be afraid to embark on the journey because of
his/her human imperfections. When a river goes to the ocean, it
carries not only water, but all kinds of dirt, mud, and all kinds of
things. But when it reaches the ocean, it becomes one with the ocean.
--- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, beverly_canada
> "He that would make has own liberty secure must guard even his enemy
> from oppression."
> ï¿½ Thomas Paine
> A sublime experience of the illumining heart! Who is man's enemy? How
> many enemies are there? Only one, and that enemy is man's own unlit
> lower self.
> Sri Chinmoy
> "Illumination is the acceptance of everything-destruction, possession,
> everything-but only for the sake of transformation."
> From a story by Sri Chinmoy:
> We came, all of us, from the animal kingdom. The horse represents
> speed. At the same time, when we think of our animal incarnations, we
> think of our animal qualities, and what is the most destructive or
> limiting quality we see in the animal? Passion. Now look. Once upon a
> time we were killed by our own passions, even in our human lives. ...
> So this horse that I have bought reminds me of human passion in the
> animal kingdom.
> ...I am going to ride this particular horse. Why? ...The Master
> says, 'Look, my Goal is the Highest and I am carrying you with all of
> your passions which are under my control. Now I am taking you to your
> Destined Goal. Come with me.'
> Sri Chinmoy recently simultaneously lifted three real living outer
> world horses:
> (An outer world perspective - I am pleased with myself, when I lift my
> kayak, about a hundredth of this weight. Beverly)